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Natalie Portman's Jewish Wedding!

What do you think? Was this star's wedding dress a hit or a miss? With sleeves trending and a classic A-line cut, does Natalie look sweet or childish? Check out some of the first photos from Natalie Portman's wedding - she is glowing with a huge grin on her face and we couldn't be more happy for her.  More...

 

Alexa's Sweet Bat Mitzvah!

We were completely blown away by the beautiful Alexa and her bat mitzvah photos from Lasting Memories Photography. This awesome bat mitzvah girl is a true sweetheart filled with joy and love. When she was born her dad nicknamed her “Yumminess” because of how sweet and yummy she was, so the theme for the party was “Alexa’s Sweet Shoppe”. More...

 

Shakshuka with Squash and Goat Cheese

Check out this delicious shakshuka recipe from our friend Amy at www.whatjewwannaeat.com ! Here is all you need for some shakshuka of your very own. More...

 

Hebrew With Naomi

Mazel Tov on your child's upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah! Preparing for this day can be challenging, even for those who have been active in Jewish life. A Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor can help. The tutor can guide your child towards this important milestone with a love for his faith and an understanding of the moral obligations that come with being a Jewish adult. The tutor should create a positive learning experience for your entire family while finding each student's unique ability.
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Bringing Teens Together

For 87 years BBYO (B'nai B'rith Youth Organization) has been facilitating interaction and learning through their worldwide youth movement for Jewish teens. Lake Ontario Region Director, Kevin Goodman, describes BBYO's position by saying: “There are so many demands for youth's time these days and through programming that BBYO offers, teens are given a safe space to discover their Jewish identity but also to grow as leaders and work together to accomplish their goals in their community.” More...

 

AN EXPERIENCE TO REMEMBER-WEDNESDAY APRIL 25, 2012

Caterers York, in conjunction with Adeth Israel, is putting on an event where Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Wedding families can come and experience an evening at the shul where caterers, photographers, live bands, florists, just to name of few, will set up the venue to reflect what an affair could look like. There is no cost for admission and the guests will have a chance to taste, hear and see "an experience to remember".  More...

 

500 TORONTO TEENS SET TO SERVE THEIR COMMUNITY

Five hundred Toronto-area teens will participate in an afternoon of community service and improvement projects on April 22, 2012 as they, along with 10,000 Jewish teens from around the world, take part in J‑Serve, the Global Day of Jewish Youth Service. More...

 

Make Tzedakah a MAZON Experience

Becoming an adult carries with it many responsibilities. From an early age, children become aware of the significance of the Pushke which is resident in their home. As young people draw closer to the Bar or Bat Mitzvah milestone, their obligation to do Tzedakah takes on even greater importance.

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Drugs ‘n’ Teens - Written by Joanne Kates

           Now that my kids are on the safe side of 20, it’s clear who they are. I sigh with relief and jump for joy that we raised two resourceful, kind, hard-working young adults who make good choices and have plenty of drive to do both good and well in the world.

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SHOWTIME! March 6, 2012

On March 6th, 2012, SHOWTIME, A Special Events  and Party Expo will take place at the Warehouse (2-35 Carl Hall Rd at Downsview Park).   MAGEN BOYS ENTERTAINMENT joined forces with SOLE POWER PRODUCTIONS and G EVENTS to create this trade show for families planning Bar/Bat Mitzvah and couples that are planning their weddings. More...

 

Jewish Tribune Article

Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Sign up with JRegistry

TORONTO – A local entrepreneur has launched a free online, centralized calendar system designed to help families in the GTA co-ordinate and plan their children’s Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning

One Family Fund Canada encourages teenagers who reach the age of Bar or Bat Mitzvah to dedicate their simcha to helping terror victims. As you celebrate your Bar or Bat Mitzvah, you are affirming your place in the Jewish community, with all the responsibilities and privileges that it brings. By helping victims of terror to go on with their lives, your own life will be greatly enriched, and your Bar or Bat Mitzvah will be one of the most meaningful experiences of your life.

"Twinning" with a terror victim enables them to celebrate their own Bar or Bat Mitzvah, if they are financially unable to do so, or provide other assistance to them and their families.

Why should you consider "Twinning?" "Twinning with a victim family offers More...

 

Wit & Wisdom

THE BEST BAR MITZVAH INVITATION

ONLY IN AMERICA... Westport Bar Mitzvah invitation: It is with great stress, emotional and physical fatigue and incredible financial sacrifice beyond comprehension, that we invite you to join us as our wonderful son Jacob Adam is called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah. Saturday, May 12th - (yes we realize its Mother 's Day Weekend) Temple Israel 14 Coleytown Road Westport , Connecticut 06880 at the ungodly hour of 9 am even though you don't really need to be there until 10:20am to catch the real action. More...